The Coshocton County Beacon November 25, 2021 - Page 8

8 • The Beacon November 25 , 2021

Ruth Florence Greene

Ruth Florence Greene , 97 , of Dresden , died Friday evening , Nov . 12 , 2021 , at Altercare Zanesville .
Born Sept . 29 , 1924 , in Cleveland , Ohio , a daughter of the late Edward and Mae ( Weiss ) Karl . Ruth graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University in 1974 , and worked for Coshocton County Children Services and was a teacher at Head Start . She was a member of the Dresden United Methodist Church .
Surviving are a son , Michael Greene of Dresden and a granddaughter , Ericka ( Nihar Shah ) Greene of Columbus .
In addition to her parents , she was preceded in death by her husband , Arlo L . Greene who she married on Aug . 15 , 1946 and who died May 21 , 1990 ; a daughter , Kathleen Greene .
No services will be held at this time . The family is being assisted by the Dresden Chapel of Vensil & Chute , 714 Main St .

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Obituaries

Mary M . ( Brewer ) VanSickle , 81 , of Coshocton , passed away on Nov . 14 , 2021 , at Signature Health Care .
She was born Jan . 3 , 1940 in Clinton , Indiana to the late Elmer and Etta ( Wallace ) Brewer .
Mary found the love of her life , Francis D . VanSickle . Sadly , he passed on Jan . 12 , 2007 . Together they have surviving four children : Etta Jane ( Tom ) Porter , Rick VanSickle , Jerry
Gregory Alan Lauvray , 68 , of Coshocton , passed away on Saturday , Nov . 13 , 2021 . He was born in Coshocton to the late Francis and Lillie ( Fisher ) Lauvray .
He was a 1972 graduate of Coshocton High School and worked for West Rock Paper Mill before retiring after 37 years . He was also a very talented carpenter . Greg spent 25 years as a life guard at Lake Park and a swimming instructor at Ohio State . On March 9 , 1974 , Greg married the love of his life , Debbi ( Strickland ) Lauvray who survives .
Greg was born to be wild ! He loved riding

Mary M . ( Brewer ) VanSickle

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his motorcycle , telling a good story and joking with everyone . He was the best Husband , Dad and Papa in the world and loved giving hugs and kisses to everyone . Greg had a gentle soul and was always there for anyone
VanSickle and Julie Ann ( Doug ) Darr , four grandchildren : Bryon Porter , Kimberly Porter , Jeffrey Darr , and Katelyn Darr , four great-grandchildren : Dakota Porter , Alyssa Darr , Danielle Darr , and Joey Moore , one sister : Edna Dennison of Ill .
She is preceded in death by her parents , grandparents , husband and 10 siblings : Ruby Bicknell ( whom raised her ), Edith Nicholas , Elmer Levi Brewer , Lola Riley , Alphas Brewer , John Brewer , Wayne

Gregory Alan Lauvray

Brewer , Lucille Cox , Kenny Brewer , and William Brewer .
Visiting hours were held Thursday , Nov . 18 , 2021 , from 11 a . m . to 1 p . m . at the Free Funeral Home with the funeral beginning at 1 p . m . Burial followed at the Coshocton County Memory Gardens .
Online condolences can be made at www . freefuneralhome . com . who needed anything .
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years , Debbi Lauvray ; two children , Missy ( Austin ) Courtright of West Lafayette and Brock ( Emily ) Lauvray of Strasburg , Ohio ; grandchildren , Jaelyn Alynn McGee , Liv Allan Lauvray , Madalyn Cutshall and Brooklyn Cox ; one sister , Maryann ( Bob ) Parker of Coshocton ; four brothers , Paul Lauvray of Coshocton , Tom ( June ) Lauvray of Coshocton , Joe ( Patty ) Lauvray of Fairborn , Ohio and Wayne ( Kathleen ) Lauvray of Coshocton , sisterin-law , Sandy ( Stuart ) Kuck ; two brothers-inlaw , Vaiden Strickland and Tom ( Denise ) Emig ; along with many nieces , nephews , cousins , and good friends .
A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday , Nov . 17 , 2021 , from 3-6 p . m . at Given-Dawson- Paisley Funeral Home .
Per the Greg ’ s wishes , to honor him , please do not send any flowers to the funeral home or to the family . Instead , please plant an Oak Tree that will become strong and stout like Greg , in memory of him .
An online memorial can be viewed at www . given-dawson-paisleyfh . com .

Herb society elects its officers

The Coshocton County Herb Society met Nov . 17 at the Coshocton Emanuel Lutheran Church with Julia Brown and Marsha Duling hosting .
The society welcomed two new members — Meri-Lynn Hill and Mendy Palumbo — to the club and hosted four guests for the meeting : Rainie , Renee , Becky and Amber .
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Twelve members were in attendance . Members answered roll call with the herb tarragon , and Betsy Alverson gave the herb report .
Election of officers was finalized and voted on accordingly : Julia Brown , chairman ; Jodi Shrimplin , co-chairman ; Lori Regula , treasurer ; and Betsy Alverson , secretary . Members discussed next year ’ s program , and Mendy Palumbo volunteered to give the herb report at each meeting beginning February 2022 . New program binders were donated by Betsy Alverson and will be distributed at the next meeting .
Marsh and Brown gave an informative program to those in attendance on “ potpourri ” the folklore , making and using spice blends for the holiday season .
The next meeting will be held Dec . 15 at 6 p . m . for the Christmas dinner and celebration at the Main Street Station restaurant in Coshocton . If interested in herbs and wanting to become a member , call Brown at 740-502-9830 or Regula at 740-545-9921 .